Youth was served at the 5A Central Region tennis tournament as Marcos de Niza's Sean O'Grady and Desert Vista's Kristen Hunnicutt, both sophomores, won singles titles at the Kiwanis Tennis Center.
O'Grady topped Corona del Sol freshman Garret Dunn, 6-3, 6-2, to win the boys singles title.
Hunnicutt beat Corona del Sol's Andrea Schams, 6-3, 6-2, to claim the girls' singles championship for the Thunder.
Desert Vista also captured a title in boys doubles as Steven Jacobs and Jacob Barnaby edged Desert Vista's Greg Werner and James Krehbiel, 7-5, 6-4.
Cathryne Cantrill and Christie Johnson had to rally to win the doubles championship for Mountain Pointe, beating Corona del Sol's Tara Prindiville and Apurva Dandekar, 1-6, 7-6, 6-0.
Brian Anderson f=Interstate-Light s=8 l=9 hit three of Mountain Pointe's school-record seven home runs as the visiting Pride rolled over Basha 10-2 in 5A Central Region action.
Anderson slugged solo home runs in the first, third and fifth innings for the Pride (16-8, 6-3) to complete his second three-homer performance at Basha this season, and hit a ball five feet foul to narrowly miss a school-record fourth in his final at-bat.
Dan Black, Austin Woolridge, Joran Reed and Jason Mitchell each added home runs for the Pride, whose nine hits were all for extra bases. . . .
Jay Leal hit two doubles and drove in two runs and BlackCondensed Sid Zapata scattered three hits and struck out four in Westwood's 4-2 win over visiting Red Mountain in 5A East Valley Region play. . . .
Kellen Hope struck out 11 in Arcadia's five-inning 12-0 win over host Apache Junction in 4A East Sky Region action. The Titans' Jack Regan hit a home run and knocked in four runs and Hope added a home run and two RBIs. . . .
Mesa's Rudy Owens pitched a shutout, gave up no walks and struck out 15 to help the Jackrabbits down Dobson 5-0 in a 5A East Valley Region game. Owens also hit a double and knocked in a run for Mesa (10-14-1, 5-1). . . .
Seth Furmanek pitched his third shutout of the year to lead Mesquite over visiting Chandler 2-0 in a 5A Fiesta Region game. Catcher Chase Frampton had a double and an RBI for the Wolves (4-2, 19-5-1). . . .
Host Cactus Shadows handily defeated Phoenix Washington, 13-5 in 4A Wells Fargo 2 Region action. Jerome Pena came in to pitch in the second to earn the win for Cactus Shadows (11-9, 6-3). Pena helped himself out at the plate, going 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs. . . .
Chaparral earned a hard-fought 4A Desert Sky Region victory over host Saguaro, 6-5. Charles Brewer hit a bases-loaded double in the seventh to drive in three runs for the Firebirds (19-3-1) and put them on top for good.
Jason Jarvis (7-0) had five strikeouts to remain undefeated for Chaparral. . . .
Mountain View needed only five innings to defeat visiting Skyline 10-0 in a 5A East Valley Region game. Aaron Rhodes worked all five innings, didn't give up a hit and struck out 10. Riley Nielsen and Jake Fournier each went 3-for-3 and knocked in a run for the Toros (17-7, 6-0).
Red Mountain's Dana Johnson fired a three-hit shutout and the host Mountain Lions grabbed the inside track to the 5A East Valley Region softball title with a 6-0 win over Mountain View. Johnson walked three and struck out six and avenged a l7-4 loss to the Toros on Monday at Mountain View. Leadoff hitter Kelsey Volz was the catalyst on offense for Red Mountain with four hits in the leadoff spot. She scored twice. Teammate Nellie Ritter added three hits and drove in two runs and Tina Hiley also had a pair of hits. . . .
In her first game back from injury, pitcher Taylor Hoffman allowed three hits to lead Desert Vista past visiting Marcos de Niza 2-1 in a 5A Central Region match. Hoffman missed 15 games due to a broken right hand. Emily Pierce alllowed the Thunder (2-5-1, 8-15-1) with a double, two stolen bases, and two runs scored. . . .
Shortstop Izzy Pines hit a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning to cap Higley's come-from-behind victory over host Tempe 11-9 in a 4A East Sky Region game. This was Pines' second grand slam of the year. The Knights committed eight errors, four in the first inning. Mia Satigoni had four RBIs for the Buffaloes.
Hamilton used three games to defeat visiting Anthem Boulder Creek 25-19,18-25, 25-13 in a 5A nonregion match. f=Interstate-BlackCondensed s=8 l=9 Shane Nelson f=Interstate-Light s=8 l=9 led the Huskies (3-3, 7-7) with 26 assists, five blocks and three kills.